Alchemy’s overarching goal is to protect our clients and our therapists and staff from contracting COVID-19 while also providing you with the quality, professional hands-on and virtual therapy that enhances your life and helps you feel better.
COVID-19 Exposure Closing Policy
Due to the infectious nature of COVID-19 Alchemy Healing Arts Center has prepared to respond to a variety of situations where a client, therapist, or staff member may have been exposed to or diagnosed as having the virus. Alchemy will fully participate in any Contact Tracing as required by the Anne Arundel or Maryland Health Department.
In the event that a client reports a positive COVID-19 test, symptoms, or a pending test within two weeks of a session at Alchemy Healing Arts Center:
In the event that an active Alchemy Therapist, Practitioner, or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, exhibits symptoms, or has a pending test:
Closure due to a dangerous increase in local cases:
If there is a local spike in COVID-19 infections and it is recommended or required that Alchemy close, we will do so again.
An investigative technique that can help slow or stop the spread of an infectious disease by tracking the contacts and exposures of an infected individual. Then individuals at risk can be tested and self-isolate, thus slowing the spread, especially in cases of asymptomatic infection.
Alchemy Healing Arts Center will comply with all contact tracing efforts of the Anne Arundel County Health Department. While we will do our best to protect your privacy as required by HIPAA, we must also provide contact information as required.
Definitions from the CDC:
Self-Quarantine: You should monitor your health for fever, cough and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the person who had COVID-19. You should not go to work or school, and you should avoid public places for 14 days.
NOTE: in addition to these guidelines, we recommend that if a person has been informed that they have been exposed to the virus, they should get tested if possible.
Close Contact: a) Being within 6 feet of a person who has the virus for 30 minutes or more (Note: some experts reduce the “safe” exposure time to 10 minutes or more.)
b) having unprotected direct contact with infectious secretions or excretions of the patient (e.g., being coughed on, touching used tissues with a bare hand).
To learn more about our amended and updated protocols please choose the links below:
Alchemy Healing Arts Center is committed to doing all we can to keep you and our therapists, practitioners, and staff safe.
We require your help to do that, please answer our questions truthfully, and reschedule if need be.